Prior to Watson Tate Savory, Michael was a Senior Associate with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates in Atlanta, gaining a strong background in project planning and design. While with TVS, Michael served as project architect on a number of large projects, including the award winning 1315 Peachtree Office/Library in Atlanta and the 23-story Carillon Office Tower in Charlotte. Engaged in the community, Michael has been an active member and leader in the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council and the Society of College & University Planning among other organizations. Early in his career he worked in London and later studied at the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genova, Italy.


Clemson University – Bachelor of Architecture, 1979
Clemson University – Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Architecture, 1973

Past Professional Experience

Watson Tate Savory – 1992-Present
Thompson Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Atlanta – Senior Associate, 1979 – 1990


AIA South Carolina President, 2008-2009
AIA South Carolina, Board of Directors, 1998-2002, 2005-2009
AIA Columbia Section, Past President
Presenter, Society of College & University Planning (SCUP), Toronto, 2004
Juror, AIA California/Concrete Masonry Association Joint Awards, 1998
Committee Member, SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Member, US Green Building Council, Charlotte Chapter
Member, SCUP, Southern Regional Council
Guest Juror, Clemson University


North Carolina
South Carolina